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The Alchemist's Bow is a non-elemental bow available for Anna in Epic Battle Fantasy 4 and 5.

Description

The Alchemist's Bow is primarily made of shiny purple metal, with small gold sections where the string attaches to the bow. It has four curved recesses along its leading edge, each carrying a bottle of unknown liquid (presumably chemicals for its special effect). The arrows are made of the same purple metal as the bow itself, with a horseshoe-shaped "feather" and a bottle of purple liquid tied to the head of the shaft.

The Alchemist's Bow underwent few visual changes between EBF4 and EBF5, with the main differences being the addition of some brown wrapping on the grip and the bottles on its limbs being completely full instead of half-full. The liquid in some of the bottles has changed color as well.

In both of its appearances, the Alchemist's Bow has had mediocre to nonexistent offensive bonuses, but compensates with a strong Syphon resistance (which becomes an immunity at Level 5) and the ability to inflict Random status effects with weapon-elemental skills.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Alchemist's Bow provides a decent MP bonus, but its offensive capability is rather lackluster; it only gives Anna a weak boost in Magic Attack, with nothing to improve the physical attacks she favors. However, its ability to inflict Random ailments makes it a viable (if gimmicky) weapon; due to the multi-hit nature of Combo Shot and Arrow Rain, Anna can bombard foes with everything from long-term Stun and Freeze to maximum stacks of Tired, Weaken, and Curse. She can even apply Doom to put her enemies on a timer or wipe them out entirely with Instant Death!

While the Alchemist's Bow is entertainingly chaotic, its lack of direct offensive benefit and the extremely random nature of its ailments may encourage the use of more consistent bows. While it can apply specific ailments with the right Flair (such as the Cursed Charm to lower enemy defenses), the Premium version of EBF4 gives it stiff competition from the Angel Wing, which has more meaningful stat boosts and the ability to activate Arrow Rain between turns for passive status infliction.

The Alchemist's Bow resists Syphon, becoming immune to it at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 5

Normal

The Alchemist's Bow has mediocre offenses and decent HP. It increases the power of healing and buff items, allowing Anna to heal the party when needed, but it is most notable for boosting the chances of inflicting status conditions. Because of this, the Alchemist's Bow is perfect for status builds, stacking its boost with those of the Blue Elephant and the Red Dress to give Anna's array of powerful status-inflicting skills extremely high chances of taking effect.

The Alchemist's Bow is also somewhat notable for inflicting Random status effects with weapon-elemental skills, including the Normal Attack it uses to counter enemy blows. While this can potentially inflict almost every negative or neutral effect in the game (with the exceptions of Light and Heavy), it's usually more efficient to use a status-changing Flair to fill a gap in Anna's coverage (such as Curse with the Crossbone Pin or Virus with the Tentacle).

The Alchemist's Bow provides resistances to six different statuses (Burn, Scorch, Virus, Poison, Syphon, and Disable), becoming immune to all of them at Level 5.

Equip Remix

As far as support weapons go, the Alt Alchemist's Bow is an odd but effective choice. Its stats are pathetic, with a mediocre Defence and Magic Defence and no offenses whatsoever, but it boosts the efficacy of buffs and debuffs alike; the latter synergizes with the large Defence debuff inflicted by the bow's Weapon-elemental attacks to essentially turn Arrow Rain into a damaging Debilitate with a one-turn cooldown. These attacks can also apply Random status effects, which can be changed to something specific with the right Flairs (and its Spectrum unleash can apply a second helping of said status). These traits allow Anna to effectively support a physically offensive party by crippling enemy Defence and applying status effects that can increase the damage of her allies' attacks.

The Alt Alchemist's Bow resists Confuse, Stagger, Dispel, Syphon, and Disable, becoming immune to all of them at Level 5.

Epic Battle Fantasy 4

The Alchemist's Bow is given to the player as a reward for completing a quest in Greenwood Village for Alphonse.

EBF4 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow.png Alchemist's Bow
Inflicts random status effects on targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Turnip
x 3
Ogle Berries
x 3
-- 3 Glass
x 2
Gunpowder
x 1
--
4 Pink Potion
x 3
Magma Sample
x 3
Liquid Ice
x 3
5 Pink Potion
x 10
Amethyst
x 12
Glass
x 6

Pre-Battle Mountain update version.

EBF4 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow.png Alchemist's Bow
Inflicts random status effects on targets.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - Stat MP.png 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% Status Syphon.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - 5% 10% 25% 20% Stat Defence.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Magic.png - 5% 10% 15% 20% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - - - - - - -
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- Status Random.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- - - - - -
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
-- - - - - -
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Turnip
x 3
Ogle Berries
x 3
-- 3 Glass
x 2
Gunpowder
x 1
--
4 Pink Potion
x 3
Magma Sample
x 3
Liquid Ice
x 3
5 Pink Potion
x 10
Amethyst
x 12
Glass
x 6


Epic Battle Fantasy 5

The Alchemist's Bow can be bought in any Equipment Shop for 8,000 gold (60,000 before the v2 update), e.g. in Hope Harbor, Greenwood Village or Redpine Town.

EBF5 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow.png Alchemist's Bow
Use this to fire potions at your enemies.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Increases the chance of inflicting status effects.
  • Level 3: Boosts the power of healing and buff items.
  • Level 5: Counter-attacks with Normal Attack.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png 5%[0%] 5%[0%] 5%[0%] 10%[0%] 15%[0%] - - - - - - Burn & Scorch 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - 5% 15% 25% 35% Stat Defence.png - - - - - Poison & Virus 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - 5% 15% 25% 35% Stat Mdef.png - - - - - Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] 0%[-5%] Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Random.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill -- -- 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- - - - - - -
Defend Status -- -- - - - - -
Note: Stats in brackets (below/right from actual) are for its pre-v2 update version. Before the v2 update, status boost was unlocked at level 5, didn't boost items and didn't have a counter.
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 Glass Shards
x 8
-- --
4 Sand Slime
x 1
Water Slime
x 1
Slime Mouse
x 1
5 Emerald
x 3
Sapphire
x 3
Ruby
x 3

Statistics with Equip Remix enabled.

EBF5 WepIcon Alchemist's Bow.png Alchemist's Bow
Use this to fire potions at your enemies.
  • Inflicts random status effects on targets.
  • Increases the effect of debuff skills used.
  • Level 3: Increases the effect of buff skills used.
  • Level 5: May unleash Spectrum while attacking.
Statistics
Stat Bonus Resistance
LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5 LV1 LV2 LV3 LV4 LV5
Stat HP.png - - - - - - - - - - - Stagger & Confuse 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Attack.png - - - - - Stat Defence.png - 5% 5% 15% 15% Syphon & Disable 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Magic.png - - - - - Stat Mdef.png - 5% 5% 15% 15% EBF5 Status Dispel.png 20% 40% 60% 80% 100%
Stat Accuracy.png - - - - - Stat Evade.png - - - - - Element ----
Spells & Statuses
Power Chance Modifier Attack Status
Auto Skill -- -- EBF5 Status Random.png 60% 70% 80% 90% 100%
Bonus Skill 100 (66%) 1x 1x 1x 1x 1x
Auto Status -- -- EBF5 StatDown Defence.png 30% 40% 50% 60% 70%
Defend Status -- -- 10% 20% 30% 40% 50%
Forging Information
Lvl Requirements Lvl Requirements
2 Glass Shards
x 2
-- -- 3 Glass Shards
x 8
-- --
4 Emerald
x 1
Sapphire
x 1
Ruby
x 1
5 Emerald
x 3
Sapphire
x 3
Ruby
x 3
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